John Walsh Carrington

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Vice-Admiral John Walsh Carrington, D.S.O., O.B.E., Royal Navy (5 January, 1879 – 15 November, 1964) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Carrington was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1900.[1]

Carrington was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1912.[2]

In November, 1912, he was appointed to Inflexible as navigating officer. He was in her at the Battle of the Falklands and mentioned in despatches by Captain Phillimore, for he had "conned the ship with great care all day."[3]

On 18 February, 1916, Carrington was discharged from Inflexible and appointed to be Navigating Officer of King George V. He would fight in her at the Battle of Jutland later that year.[4]

He was promoted to Captain on 31 December, 1917.[5]

Post-War

On 1 January, 1919, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Carlisle.[6]

On 2 December, 1924, Carrington became Captain in Command of Portsmouth Navigation School.[7]

He commanded Valiant from March 1927 until September 1928.

He was promoted to Rear-Admiral on 23 May, 1929.[8]

Carrington was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 August, 1930. He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 11 February, 1934.[9]

In 1938, accepted an appointment as an Air Raid Warden after first checking that the Navy would not require him in the event of a mobilisation.[10]

See Also

Bibliography

  • Schofield, Vice-Admiral B. B. (1977). Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. Havant: Kenneth Mason Publications Ltd. ISBN 085937-087-9.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Carlisle
1 Jan, 1919[11]
Succeeded by
Edward R. G. R. Evans
Preceded by
Harold O. Reinold
Captain of Portsmouth Navigation School
2 Dec, 1924[12][13] – 16 Dec, 1926[14]
Succeeded by
John D. Campbell
Preceded by
Humphrey T. Walwyn
Captain of H.M.S. Valiant
4 Mar, 1927[15] – 1 Sep, 1928[16]
Succeeded by
Alfred H. Norman
Preceded by
James F. Somerville
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
1 Sep, 1928[17] – 9 Jan, 1929[18]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Walker
 

Footnotes

  1. Carrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 489.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 13.
  3. Carrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 489.
  4. Carrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 489.
  5. Carrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 489.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 752.
  7. Schofield. p. 192.
  8. Carrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 194.
  9. Carrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 194.
  10. Carrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 194.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1920). p. 741.
  12. Schofield. Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. p. 192.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 234.
  14. Carrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 489.
  15. Carrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 489.
  16. Carrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 489.
  17. Carrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 489.
  18. Carrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 489.